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How to Dispute a Report

If you are the subject of a report and disagree with either the factual accuracy of the report or whether the report was submitted in accordance with NPDB reporting requirements, you dispute the report. Before disputing the report, you should contact the reporting organization listed in Section A of the report to resolve the issue.

Entering the report into dispute status does not trigger a review of the report. When a report is in dispute status, the reporting organization can correct the report, void the report, or choose to leave the report unchanged. If after 60 days you have received no response from the reporting organization, or you are unsatisfied with the response you received, you can elevate the report to dispute resolution.

When you dispute a report, you may also add a statement to provide any additional information you would like included with the report. The statement can be added separately without disputing the report. The statement and dispute are disclosed to the reporter, all querying organizations who have received a copy of the report during the past 3 years, and included in future query responses.

To Dispute a Report

  1. On the home page, select Sign in to View Your Report.
  2. On the Sign In with a Report Number page, enter your report number and password, then select Sign In.
    Note: If you are signing into your report for the first time, use the report number and password listed on the notification letter.
  3. On the Practitioner Identification page, enter your date of birth and your SSN or ITIN, then select Continue.
  4. On the Report Response Options page, select Add, edit, or withdraw a statement or dispute.
  5. Select Dispute this Report under the Adding a Dispute section.
  6. Complete the Certification section (your name, title, and phone number) and select Submit.
  7. On the Subject Statement and Dispute Status page, select View Report to view and save a PDF of the report.